Moses is Departing Egypt: A Facebook Haggadah →
<p>The Passover Seder, the oldest continuously observed religious ceremony in the world, tells the story of the Jews’ Exodus from Egypt. Jewish tradition says that people of each generation must…
Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by ignorance.– Not sure who said this, but I got it from Garrett Dimon
203. Child Caves Conflict: Children love to be in tiny, cave-like places. ...– Christopher Alexander, A Pattern Language
Spend one day in front of a screen. Get and make lots of phone calls, check your e-mail, blog, update your Facebook page, send some tweets, read some blog posts, listen to a podcast, peruse some Youtube videos. Watch American Idol, Lost, The Office and Thirty Rock followed by some Fox or CNN. Spend the next day off-line, unplugged, face-to-face with real people, hearing live voices instead of...
Why Customers Will Pay You to Restrain Them | Fast... →
“We worry about many things. Our kids’ grades, our parents’ health, the world at large. Add to that list one really odd thing we worry about: our own future behavior. And how we can control it.”
TwitterAuth: For Near-Instant Twitter Apps -... →
A gem allowing near-instant Twitter-based authentication for barnacle apps and the like.
Some people fancy themselves as being “creative”, or “creative-types” because...– Steven Furtick, via Joshua Blankenship (via camerondaigle)
7. Write Build web apps to please just one person. If you open a window and make...– Kurt Vonnegut, tweaked a bit
the web as treadmill →
Becoming a slave to the “recent activity” feature on social apps means every site turns into a treadmill you can’t stop running (posting) on
Things to think about when writing an installer →
Not sure how useful this will be, but saving it anyway.
Studio On Fire // Design & Letterpress Blog →
A beautiful blog from a really nice letterpress studio.
One of the most profound musical compositions of all time is the Quartet for the End of Time written by French composer Olivier Messiaen in 1940. Messiaen was 31 years old when France entered the war against Nazi Germany. He was captured by the Germans in June of 1940, sent across Germany in a cattle car and imprisoned in a concentration camp. He was fortunate to find a sympathetic prison guard...
We are on the verge – within 10 years – of a major collapse of evangelical...– here. I think these dark predictions are largely accurate, and I think that in general, though not in every case, these events are to be welcomed. (via ayjay) To clarify: I think many of Michael Spencer’s projections are overly aggressive, and a bit harsh. Also, it’s important to note...
We can rejoice that in the ruins, new forms of Christian vitality and ministry...– Michael Spencer - The coming evangelical collapse | csmonitor.com
A mashup of Train in Vain (The Clash) and Stand By...
The paradox of prosperity is that while living standards have risen steadily...– A Whole New Mind (Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future) by Daniel Pink (via blainehogan)
The tie between information and action has been severed. Information is now a commodity that can be bought and sold, or used as a form of entertainment, or worn like a garment to enhance one’s status. It comes indiscriminately, directed at no one in particular, disconnected from usefulness; we are glutted with information, drowning in information, have no control over it, don’t know...
Mitch Altman - TV-B-Gone - "Hack Your Life For Fun... →
A brilliant talk from TV-B-Gone maker Mitch Altman, on making, meaning, and how the two intertwine. Also touches on business principles, and, of course, the dangers of TV. Really really good. I…
Rubular: a Ruby regular expression editor and... →
Regular expressions in Ruby.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.– Richard Buckminster Fuller (via lot49)
National history is one thing, but the history of human rights, that is...– Kate Beaton
How to debug a 502 proxy error on MediaTemple. →
Frustrating that I have to deal with this.
Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not...– Martin Luther King, Jr.
The New Atlantis » The Myth of Multitasking →
Brilliant piece on multitasking, and the dangers thereof.
Today, our collective will to pay attention seems fairly weak. We require advice...– The New Atlantis » The Myth of Multitasking